Our NRL Expert Panel – Rd 1
It’s Round 1 of the NRL Season… and our experts each think it’s pretty clear cut.
Welcome to round 1 of the 2020/21 NRL season, where the best footy teams in the country will once again begin the battle for ultimate NRL supremacy. No matter which team lifts the Provan-Summons Trophy come to the end of the season, we know it’ll be a hard-fought and unpredictable battle every step of the way. So, to help guide you through the season, Hunter and Bligh has assembled a panel of experts – each with a particular set of skills – to give their predictions and analysis for each round. Ultimately, one tipster on the panel will reign supreme… but who do you think it’ll be?
“Just like a mantis, I’m cool… calculated… precise… and deadly. Each of my tips is the result of hours of waiting, thinking and plotting. I leave nothing to chance. There’s a reason I won last year’s comp. and it’s the reason I’m going to win this one too. NRL is more than just a sport, there are numbers to consider, weather, injuries, countless variables. I’ve thought of it all. Good luck getting past The Mantis.”
“They call me The Traitor because I’m unaffected by the supporters bias that might sway others’ tips. I was born in New South Wales but root for Queensland and the Storm… winning to me is everything – the only thing – and the same goes for my tips. I’m ruthless in my pursuit of the top spot, and I’m ready to show these boys that the NRL is now a woman’s world.”
“I’m the king of Hunter and Bligh’s sports world. I’m The Hunter. I’ve been writing tips and expert analysis for as long as the other two combined. There’s no way they’ll even come close to touching me. I’m the only true expert on this panel – and I’m happy to let my tips speak for me. My reputation precedes me and my historic success is all I need. We’ll see who’s laughing at the end of the season.”